Peppermint Water Requirements

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How to irrigate peppermint

Peppermint plant needs a lot of water and cannot be grown commercially in non-irrigated areas with annual precipitation less than 1100 mm. Nearly all commercial peppermint farms are irrigated, especially before and during the summer months and between harvests. Well drained soil is necessary, as the plants will face several problems in case of severe waterlogging.

We irrigate frequently, so that the soil be kept moist (but not soggy), especially from early spring until the last harvest. Applying irrigation or fertigation (injection of water soluble fertilizers through the irrigation system) between the two or three harvesting sessions is necessary. In this way, the plants will be encouraged to regenerate quickly and produce enough plant material for the next cut, which will take place about 45 days later. When there are no rainfalls, the plants may need water even 2-3 times a week between harvests.

Peppermint plants are irrigated through drip or sprinkler irrigation. Watering from overhead can create several problems. However, some farmers use pivots as a way to reduce costs.

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